January 28, 2008 by cat
Yesterday I spent the day binding a book. It took about 12 hours – first attempt at a multi section fully bound book.
I found the fabric at the mill down the road for £2 a metre. I saw it and thought it would make a great book cover. Its a rather stiff cotton print – so well suited to being a book cover.
The guide book to making this book was rather confusing and I’ll be finding another at the university library to help with the next project (which I start asap – got the brief today).
If anyone is interested I’ll write up a how-to bookbind in this style. Its simple once you work out what the book is trying to say/describe.
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January 19, 2008 by cat
For Christmas I was set a project to “capture” moments of meal times over the Christmas period. We were restricted to using only disposable cameras. Instead of leaving it to someone else to process and develop my films/prints I decided to use and abuse the machines at uni. This did, however, have one drawback – the deadline! I was meant to present this to my class on the first Monday back rather than a week later like I thought…
On the Monday morning I processed the films and took the book I had been making to keep my Polaroids of the family. I was going to keep that to myself, but I needed to present something! I’ve still to finish making that book – the housing is built and the pages are all together, but the stuff I want to write in it hasn’t made its way onto the pages.
By Wednesday I had colour paper so I could do prints from my films. My friend, Nat, showed me how to start making prints and I managed in 2 hours to produce a contact print and a final print that were colour balanced and ready to be shown to people!!
I even managed to focus the negative myself!! (I sometimes struggle with it if I do it myself – at home I get Kian to check it for me!!)
So this next week I’ll be printing up to 6 more prints from this one roll (Christmas Day at my parents’ house).
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January 2, 2008 by cat
This morning I have been making a book to hold my Christmas photos and feelings. I thought I’d share it with you.
The paper came from the selection that my mum had for this year’s wrapping (I would have used the paper I got on my presents, but that was thrown out! Twice!!).
Later I shall be filling it with my images and art from Christmas at my parents’ house, Kian’s parents’ house and New Years party.
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